Thursday, 6 February 2014
Sprouted Broccoli Seed Powder
I was so excited to find this. I had no idea this form was available. I love adding these little nutritional powerhouses to my meals. A little of this goes a long way giving a boost of good health.
So I'm sure for most out there this is completely foreign. Every one knows what broccoli is, a lot know what broccoli sprouts are but sprouted broccoli seed powder?
Yup I never knew either. It is pricey but worth every penny of it.
Read below why I think so. Courtesy of Back 2 the garden" the brand I bought.
Additional to all the above is that even when we eat healthy we can over look certain foods. We get comfortable eating the same foods or making the same recipes. When we do this we miss out on so many other nutrients & phytochemicals. Adding foods such as this helps us to get what we are missing out on. It's not the answer of course to never eating a food in it's whole form, but certainly doesn't hurt reaping all the health benefits it offers. Being that my youngest is "off" broccoli, yes it's apart of her picky eating. I can't wait to sneak this into her meals with out her knowing -hee hee.
This is what the pack looks like that I came across.
There is also other health benefits, but the one that interests me the most is the effect of broccoli's compounds known as glucosinolates. Glucosinolates which is further altered to sulphoraphanes. Also known as SGS.
The sulphoraphanes is what induces carcinogens-detoxifying enzymes in our bodies. Once SGS is ingested it can last up to 96 hours. Broccoli extracts are able to recycle and reuse themselves providing prolonged chemo-protective benefits. ( quoted from Kim Vasdani )
There are many types of cruciferous vegetables. The most common varieties are bok choy, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, mustard greens, rhutabaga, watercress and of course broccoli.
Including these foods often will increase your protection against chronic disease like cancer. Which is explained so well in these below websites.